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Dudek Orca XX tandem paraglider – for PG and PPG

Dudek Orca XX tandem paraglider – for PG and PPG

  Dudek’s Orca XX is a 41m2 EN B paraglider that is certified to 215kg, for tandem paragliding and powered trike flying.  Dudek say the Orca XX is well-damped in turbulence and has great passive safety, but the performance of a solo wing. In particular Dudek say they have worked hard to perfect its launch […]





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Win a paraglider in the Cross Country prize draw 2015

Win a paraglider in the Cross Country prize draw 2015

The Cross Country Subscribers Draw is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever! The rules are simple: just make sure your subscription to Cross Country magazine is valid for issue 157 and you’re in with a chance of winning a brand new paraglider or paramotor wing. All valid subscribers to Cross Country magazine […]





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GIN Boomerang 9 CCC conversion kits

GIN Boomerang 9 CCC conversion kits

GIN have released a conversion kit to bring Boomerang 9s into compliance with the new CIVL Competition Class (CCC) requirements. The kit adds a speed limiter to the riser and replacement lines for the prohibited 8000-025 lines. Any pilots wishing to fly their Boomerange 9 in FAI category 1 competitions from 2015, will need to fit […]





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Swing’s latest speedriding wing – the Spitfire 2

Swing’s latest speedriding wing – the Spitfire 2

Swing’s Spitfire 2 is a full-on speedriding wing for fans of high-energy swooping, optimised for ski-launch. A lightweight wing with short lines Swing say it is fast with uncompromsing handling and excellent canopy feedback, great for aggressive barrel rolls and the like. Swing say it has an improved glide and longer brake travel, so you can […]





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Apco Free Air Com III paramotor helmet

Apco Free Air Com III paramotor helmet

The Air Com III is a paramotor-specific, carbon kevlar helmet made by Apco, set up to accept most radio comunication headsets. It’s part of their Air Xtreme helmet range and based on the Free Air Com and Free Air II helmets, but with redesigned slimmer shape. Certified EN 966, the helmet has cooling vents and a […]





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Chrigel Maurer returns to Advance

Chrigel Maurer returns to Advance

Chrigel Maurer has moved back to Advance and will be working on the development of Advance 2015 Red Bull X-Alps equipment, according to the company. Chrigel, who has won the X-Alps three times, will be flying an Advance wing and harness in the 2015 race. Advance’s marketing director, Valery Chapuis, said that Chrigel would be […]





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Niviuk announce Icepeak 8

Niviuk announce Icepeak 8

Niviuk have announced the arrival of their competition glider, the Icepeak 8. They say: The Icepeak 8 has evolved to perform more and demand less. It is a faster, more dynamic and competitive glider. In other words: it is an overall better product. It conforms to the new CIVL Competition Class certification requirements and is […]





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Bailey Matrix modular paramotor chassis

Bailey Matrix modular paramotor chassis

Bailey have announced a new modular paramotor chassis, called the Matrix. Built from stainless steel and aluminium it is a ‘fully adjustable’ machine to suit different pilot shapes and flying styles. The Matrix packs down very small for transportation: the cage spars and legs can be removed, leaving just the chassis centre and engine section. […]





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APCO NRG Pro slalom wing: two more sizes

APCO NRG Pro slalom wing: two more sizes

Apco’s NRG Pro slalom paramotor wing is now available in two further sizes, 16.5m and 18.5m sizes, in addition to the 17.5m size they announced in August 2014.  A small, dynamic and quick-handling wing, the NRG Pro was designed for pylon racing and is for experienced paramotorists only. They add that it can also be fun […]





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Motor certification for Skywalk Mescal 4

Motor certification for Skywalk Mescal 4

Skywalk’s novice EN-A glider the Mescal4 is now also certified for powered flight with new hybrid risers. The hybrid risers have dual mounting positions and trimmers and they can be fitted to your wing in under 20 minutes, say Skywalk, who add that flying the Mescal 4 under power is just as easy and fun […]





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GIN GTO2 – EN D: Fly far, Travel Light

GIN GTO2 – EN D: Fly far, Travel Light

GIN’s new GTO 2 is an EN-D certified, high-performance lightweight wing, developed from their X-Alps research and with design features from the Boomerang. It is aimed at ambitious and experienced cross country pilots. GIN say the GTO 2 will appeal to pilots transitioning from sports class, and competition pilots who wish to fly a more […]





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Hang gliding calendar 2015 now on sale

Hang gliding calendar 2015 now on sale

The 2015 Hang Glider Calendar from SVS Designs is now on sale in time for Christmas. Order yours here. A single calendar is €20, and discounts apply when you order three or more. You can also help select the prizewinning photographs from the thirteen that were printed in the calendar. There are four prizes up for […]





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Red Bull X-Alps 2015: Meet the athletes video

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: Meet the athletes video

“I’m really happy that I’m here! The Red Bull X-Alps 2015 athletes introduce themselves… • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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Velocity Paragliders USA: Elektra certified EN B

Velocity Paragliders USA: Elektra certified EN B

Velocity Paragliders USA, the paraglider arm of Black Hawk Paramotors, have anounced that their intermediate glider, the Elektra, is now certified EN B in the 26m size. Designed for both paragliding and paramotoring, Velocity say the Elektra has “exceptional passive safety and unmatched performance” and a 9.4:1 glide ratio. They say, Velocity Paragliders are manufactured in […]





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Adventure paramotors: M-series to X-series upgrade kits

Adventure paramotors: M-series to X-series upgrade kits

Adventure are selling conversion kits to enable pilots of their M-series paramotors to upgrade to the more modern XT or X-race models which are more user-friendly and compact once disassembled. They warn they will no longer be making propeller cages or bodies for the former F, A, S, R and M models in 2015. The […]





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U-Turn’s new low-end EN B paraglider, the Infinity 4

U-Turn’s new low-end EN B paraglider, the Infinity 4

The new Infinity 4 from U-Turn is a low-end EN B paraglider with safety as its priority, that is suitable for talented beginners. The company say that the certification tests were awarded As in all but two categories. The Infinity 4 is a completely new beast from the Infinity 3, a complete redesign. They say […]





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PXP’s new Corus paramotor frame

PXP’s new Corus paramotor frame

PXP paramotor have announced their new Corus frame, which has an aerodynamic droplet-shaped cage profile and can be dismantled or built in five minutes, no tools needed. The cage supports are curved, giving the pilot more space, and all the parts are available as spares – peace of mind in case you do break something. The […]





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Cross Country changes: Your questions answered

Cross Country changes: Your questions answered

Cross Country magazine has been published since 1988. Now it’s expanding again – publishing an even bigger magazine 10 times a year. We answer some questions about the move. What’s happening to Cross Country magazine? Cross Country magazine is going from being published six times a year to being published 10 times a year. The […]





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Cross Country magazine to go to 10 issues a year

Cross Country magazine to go to 10 issues a year

Cross Country magazine is going to be bigger and better then ever from January 2015, as the magazine gets bigger and increases the number of issues published each year. The magazine will go from six issues to 10 issues a year, and the number of pages will increase from 100 to 132. Other changes at […]





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Triple 7 Rook 2: EN/LTF B

Triple 7 Rook 2: EN/LTF B

Triple Seven Gliders have announced the forthcoming release of their new EN/LTF B Rook 2. Its designers the Valič brothers say the Rook 2 is a big evolutionarly leap from the original in terms of performance, but the inherent safety remains as high and the wing is suitable for a wide range of EN B pilots. […]





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